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Salt Lake Magazine HARBUR GATE Preview Article

Preview: ‘Harbur Gate’ at SLAC I’m looking forward to playwright Kathleen Cahill’s newest production at Salt Lake Acting Company. I first encountered Cahill’s work in the play The Persian Quarter, which was a taut psycho drama between captor and captive set during the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis (those were simpler…

Salt Lake Tribune Preview Article of HARBUR GATE

In Salt Lake world premiere, Kathleen Cahill’s ‘Harbur Gate’ gives a voice to veterans’ stories By barbara M. Bannon Special to The Tribune   Utah playwright Kathleen Cahill is admittedly "eclectic" in her interests. So it's not surprising that the inspiration for her new play, "Harbur Gate," about to make…

Salt Lake Magazine Review of Winter

Winter at SLAC: If you see one play about Dementia and Dying this Year... by Jeremy Pugh, October 25, 2016 Salt Lake Magazine When the curtain dropped on Winter—an original play by Salt Lake Acting Company’s resident playwright, Julie Jensen—it seemed that myself and the rest of the house had…

In the Room with Julie Jensen

Very Old and Brand New E (Erika Ahlin): Tell me how your relationship with SLAC began. J (Julie Jensen): I was at a conference and I ran into Ed Gryska. He was from Salt Lake Acting Company and he said to me, “You haven’t sent us any work.” So I…

In the Room with Troy Deutsch

In the Room with Troy Deutsch Erika: You are a young, up-and-coming playwright. Tell us a little more about yourself. Troy: I am from a town of 4,000 people in Minnesota. I went to school at the University of Utah and was in their Actor Training Program. The director of…

Review: 'Winter poses timely questions about life and death in Knockout Salt Lake Premiere

By Barbara M. Bannon Special to The Tribune | First Published Oct 19 2016 04:03PM The essence of theater is collaboration. We've all heard that before, but occasionally a production exemplifies it so perfectly that you want to bottle it for drama students. Peggy Battin wrote a story; Anne Cullimore Decker…

New Utah play looks for dignity — and humor — in dying | Salt Lake Tribune

By ELLEN FAGG WEIST | The Salt Lake Tribune First Published Oct 07 2016 03:24PM • Last Updated Oct 07 2016 06:21 pm   It's the fiction that makes nationally renowned Utah playwright Julie Jensen's new play, "Winter," so interesting. Of course, the script's drawn-from-life reality is fascinating, too. "Winter"…

Introducing Brynne Frauenhoffer

Salt Lake Acting Company is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2016 Davey Foundation Theatre Grant: Brynne Frauenhoffer and her play SYNCHRONICITY. The finalists were:CHILL by Eleanor BurgessSINNER-MAN by Liz MaestriPASSING TIME IN ANIMAL TOWN by Ryan Oliveira Brynne’s play was selected from 33 script submissions received from around…

Director's Note for Stupid F**king Bird

Director’s Note Most modern playwrights trace their heritage to Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906)(THE DOLL’S HOUSE, HEDDA GABLER) who is often called the father of realism. But the problem with these realistic plays is that they aren’t based in reality. Realism, along with romanticism and melodrama, depict a world populated by characters…

Announcing the 2016/2017 Season!

Salt Lake Acting Company enters its 46th year of thoughtful, challenging theatre by celebrating the artists, community and audiences that have made it all possible. Due to unprecedented growth in our amazing subscriber base, we will add an additional week of performances to every play next season. Three out of…

Streetlight Woopecker on ABC 4!

Check out the great interview with the cast of STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER on KTVX ABC 4! Click here if you would like to watch the video!